Monday, December 15, 2008

Mats who?

For those still paying attention, Bob McCown just reported that he's been told that Mats Sundin will sign with the Rangers this week. For all of his bluster, when McCown breaks something it's usually right.

It's too bad. Montreal would have been far more amusing.

5 comments:

Mike Radoslav said...

I agree Montreal WOULD have been amusing but the Rangers are well suited to pick him up. I'm glad Mats is returning and I do hope that he gets a shot at a Cup, I still selfishly wish he was leaving town via a Leafs trade so we could've gotten a boatload of prospects/young players for him...ah well, still hope for the best for him! (even if it took him WAY too long to make up his mind)

Big V said...

I think this whole thing is a joke...
Hes a good player, but not worth 10 million...
I think the league should make a rule preventing players from sitting out the first half of the season and playing the end/playoffs.
I wouldn't be suprised if you see a lot more older players doing this...

kinger said...

Doubt they'll ban it until it works. It didn't exactly work too well for Burke and the Duckles last year.

kinger said...

Actually, best solution would be to reverse the prorating of salaries.

So if a guy signs a contract for $10 million to play half the season, it still counts as $20 million against your cap.

Dennis Prouse said...

Kinger beat me to it. As he points out, this was a poor strategy for Anaheim last year. Training camp is important - how many times do you see a guy hold out of camp or be injured and miss camp, and then never quite hit his stride for the rest of the season? It seems to happen all the time. I really like Sundin as a player, but as an older guy, he arguably needed camp and exhibition games more than anyone. I think whoever gets him is going to be in for an awful disappointment, at least for the balance of this year.